Katherine has been an integral part of our noon class since its inception. We enjoy her wry sense of humor and get-it-done attitude. Self-described as “Slow and Steady,” Katherine is an incredibly consistent and coachable athlete. She works hard in every workout and has seen tremendous gains as a result. Extra Credit on the board? You bet she’s going to do it. And she always makes sure to introduce herself to any newcomers.
We are so happy Katherine and her family have joined DDCF. They light up our classes and our Christmas Party dance floors.
I am 42, married to Merek, have 2 girls, ages 10 and 5, and grew up in El Paso, but have lived in California (very briefly), Tennessee, and Colorado. I’m a certified Planner (no, not party or finance) and currently work for the City of Las Cruces’ Community Development Department
I started with DDCF in October of 2017. I had been interested in CrossFit ever since a friend of mine encouraged me to do it when we lived in Colorado, but never got the gumption to go. After moving back to Cruces, I got bored going to the gym by myself and finally got the nerve to start researching the local gyms. The warm reception, step-by-step guidance, and personalities of DDCF made it the winner!
The only thing I recall was what seemed to be an astronomical number of pull-ups. Although I could do a couple when I started CrossFit, this was more than I’d ever done, and Jeremy had to switch me to ring rows. I couldn’t raise my arms over my head for days.
Rounds of pull-ups, running, push-ups, and hollow-holds.
Baby Got Going by Liz Phair or Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine
Favorite: deadlift Least Favorite: tie for overhead squats/ thrusters
I have done several long wilderness backpacking trips. The longest was a month of mountaineering in Montana. If you think you are ‘ripe’ after a workout, try 1 month of no shower and only 2 sets of clothes. Ungodly is the word that comes to mind.
I love to hike, explore the outdoors, and research recipes and cook.
Completing an RX workout and figuring out how to do kipping pull-ups.
CrossFit is like really hot chile, simultaneously painful and enjoyable. Also, like chile, very addictive. I’ve really appreciated the diversity of workouts, the comradery of the group, and the conscientious coaching. Its wonderful to see a group of diverse people care for one another and organize to do good deeds for the community. I hope I can continue to push myself, albeit incrementally, to stay healthy and fit for years to come. I don’t think my CrossFit experience would be the same without DDCF.- Katherine